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Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Feb. 20, 2024

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Letter: Teach students truth about history


The Columbian had an article a few days ago (“French prime minister unveils plans to tackle racism,” Jan. 30) about the French prime minister unveiling a plan to tackle racism and antisemitism. The four-year plan starts with educating youth with a required yearly trip to a Holocaust or other memorial site exemplifying the horrors that racism can produce.

This is good idea, a yearly trip to a Holocaust memorial. I think our teachers should have to take our students on a yearly trip to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C. Also the United States National Slavery Museum in Fredericksburg, Va., which exhibits slavery artifacts such as shackles, chains, branding irons, etc. National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati would be good also.

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